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Delta Outage Grounds Flights, Scrambles Weekend Travel

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Delta passengers line up for answers in Minneapolis. (Screengrab of Twitter post)

By    |   Tuesday, 31 Jan 2017 07:21 AM

A Delta Airlines computer outage on Sunday forced the cancellation of hundreds of flights and scrambled the weekend travel of would-be passengers who were left up in the air by less-than-forthcoming explanations.

The problem was caused by a “systems outage,” according to NBC News, and led to a nationwide ground stop by the Federal Aviation Administration.

After the confusion settled, there were 150 cancellations reported, leaving thousands of people stranded at airports, and more trouble in store for Monday.

The Washington Post said the outage took place around 6:30 p.m. on Sunday and Delta officials said the systems were “back to normal shortly after midnight Monday.”

However, early on Monday the airline warned passengers that they would face cancellations and delays as about 80 flights were canceled and more cancellations were possible.

Delta's “essential IT systems” went down, and weren’t restored until a few hours later. Its website and mobile site were also down during the outage, citing issues “on delta.com” and “mobile applications,” according to Reuters.

Delta said it would issue waivers to travelers who were scheduled to fly on Jan. 29 and 30.

Airports in Atlanta, New York, Dulles and Los Angeles were most affected.

 

 

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A Delta Airlines computer outage on Sunday forced the cancellation of hundreds of flights and scrambled the weekend travel of would-be passengers who were left up in the air by less-than-forthcoming explanations.
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